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Exhilarate   Listen
verb
Exhilarate  v. t.  (past & past part. exhilarated; pres. part. exilarating)  To make merry or jolly; to enliven; to animate; to gladden greatly; to cheer; as, good news exhilarates the mind; wine exhilarates a man.






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"Exhilarate" Quotes from Famous Books



... prevalence of our language should invite foreigners to this dictionary, many will be assisted by those words which now seem only to increase or produce obscurity. For this reason I have endeavoured frequently to join a Teutonick and Roman interpretation, as to cheer, to gladden, or exhilarate, that every learner of English may be assisted by his ...
— Preface to a Dictionary of the English Language • Samuel Johnson

... monsters, such as all pictures and statues are. Nothing less than the creation of man and nature is its end. A man should find in it an outlet for his whole energy. He may paint and carve only as long as he can do that. Art should exhilarate, and throw down the walls of circumstance on every side, awakening in the beholder the same sense of universal relation and power which the work evinced in the artist, and its highest effect is to ...
— Essays, First Series • Ralph Waldo Emerson

... haberdasher's to make some little purchase of tape or riband, or into the grocer's—for she was an epicure in her humble way—to buy a tin of potted meat for her supper, the homage of the young men behind the counter did flatter and exhilarate her. As the homage of men became for her, more and more, a matter of course, the more subtly necessary was it to her happiness. The more she won of it, the more she treasured it. She was alone in the world, and it saved her from any moment of regret that she had neither home nor friends. ...
— Zuleika Dobson - or, An Oxford Love Story • Max Beerbohm



Words linked to "Exhilarate" :   lift up, thrill, exhilaration, uplift, tickle pink, inebriate



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